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Experienced Law Costs Draftsman / Costs Lawyers – Birmingham, Chatham – Kent, London & Manchester.

Cost Law Services Limited is a fast expanding nationwide, specialist Cost Drafting Company with over 30 Costs Draftsman and Costs Lawyers. We are looking for experienced Costs Draftsman/Costs Lawyers who have gained extensive experience in drafting legal aid bills and inter -partes bills originating for Public funding.


The ideal candidate will have strong technical knowledge and experience of drafting bills and also excellent negotiation skills. The company is looking for a Law Costs Draftsman/Costs Lawyer with significant experience in Inter- Partes and Legal aid billing and is looking to grow with a forward thinking practice embracing change in the legal profession..


Experience in drafting bills in one or more of the following practice areas of law is an advantage; Actions Against the Police Court of Protection Clinical Negligence, Family and Child Care, Housing Litigation, Immigration, Public law and Personal Injury matters.


Key Essential Skills and Personal Attributes:


The Candidate must have

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Law Costs Draftsman and or be a qualified Costs Lawyer.
  • Experience in drafting Legal Aid bills for various areas of law;
  • Experience in drafting Legal Aid Claims including High Cost Case plans;
  • Experience on the Legal Aid Agency on line portal - CCMS;
  • Experience in Inter Partes billing (preferred but, not essential);
  • A good understanding of the Civil Legal Aid Agency Costs guidance and billing provisions and relevant Legal Aid Rule;
  • Have proven IT skills and ability to adapt to new technology;
  • Able to demonstrate strong administrative and organisational skills;
  • Self-motivated to work independently and as part of a team with ‘can do attitude;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • A positive approach to working under pressure and in a busy environment;


Key Tasks:


  • Drafting Legal Aid Bills (3 column);
  • To complete Legal Aid Claims (Claim 1’s/Claim 1a’s/ Claim 2’s and CCMS Claims);
  • To prepare for Assessment (N258A; N258D etc.)
  • To complete post –assessment work;
  • To liaise and advise fee earners and support staff in relation to the variety of legal aid, legal costs matters;
  • Drafting High Case Plans
  • To use CCMS and prepare claims on CCMS where necessary;
  • To be have a depth of knowledge of the relevant Legal Aid Rules and Procedures.




  • Competetive.


Equal Opportunities:


Cost Law Services Limited is committed to Equal Opportunities and embraces diversity of its staff. The Company strives to ensure that our staff reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, which is reflective at all levels within our workforce.


We guarantee an interview for candidates that disclose a disability and meet the essential requirements for the post. Please provide additional details in your covering letter if this applies.


If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please submit your CV and Covering letter to Olly Sufi; Olly.Sufi@costlaw.com.


For further information about Cost Law Services Ltd visit our website: www.costlaw.com or e-mail us at info@costlaw.com.




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For more information on our cost drafting and billing services call us on 020 3633 6261 or email info@costlaw.com